I cried at the end of my first three-day Leadership Camp. At first, I wasn’t sure why. Now I see I had a story that I couldn’t bring Camp back into my everyday, “normal” life.
Recently I realized Camp energized me in many ways:
My post-Camp tears were pointing to an unconscious belief that these highlights couldn’t exist in my regular “life.” I see now that I was unconsciously committed to the malaise I imagined would follow Camp. I was actually committed to:
Eight months later, I am experiencing more play, candor, listening, curiosity, and spaciousness.
My teammates ask questions like “what if?” and respond with a “yes, and...” Hiking meetings are common. We laugh a lot. Recently we started a meeting by sharing withholds. We incorporate check-ins at the beginning of our meetings to get present. We engage authentically.
With my friends and partner, I incorporate Conscious Leadership vocabulary into casual conversations, and we are going to deepen our shared understanding at Couples Camp in March.
Today I feel less separation between my “work life” and “real life.” It’s all just “life.”
Conscious Leadership Exercise: Energy Audit
"Before Camp, I thought I was going to leave my job. Now I'm more engaged than ever."
"An exploration of self-awareness and responsibility in service of being effective in the world."
"Opened a door to self-awareness that I didn’t even know existed."
"Radical, refreshing, overdue, and a relief to finally relate to a leadership style."